Lake Champlain News & Events

Lake Champlain News and Events

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Lake Champlain News & Events

Lake Champlain News, Information, Events and Activities from all around the Lake Champlain Valley of northern New York and Vermont and southern Quebec.

There’s a lot going on around the Lake Champlain Valley and it can be tricky keeping up with different events in the different communities around the Valley. If you’re looking for a calendar of events and activities, you can check out Lake Champlain Life Calendar.

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Lake Champlain News & Events:

Vermont’s Champlain Region State Historic Sites Open May 27th

Posted on May 24th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Vermont’s Champlain Region State Historic Sites Open May 27th The State Historic Sites in Vermont’s Champlain Region open to the public on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 9:30 am. The Champlain Region State Historic Sites are Chimney Point, Mount Independence, and the Hubbardton…

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Watch out for Turtles

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 - 0 Comments

Keep an Eye Out for Turtles Springtime means turtles on are on the move. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking for the public’s help in keeping them safe. Female turtles are looking for places to deposit their eggs, sometimes choosing to lay along the shoulders of roads, which…

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Kids Fishing Events Scheduled For May & June In Vermont

Posted on May 17th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Over Three Dozen Kids Fishing Events Scheduled For May & June In Vermont   Over three dozen children’s fishing events are scheduled for May and June throughout Vermont, offering the opportunity for kids and families to enjoy the sport of fishing as well as the state’s natural…

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Officials Warn About Safe Boating

Posted on May 16th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Officials Warn About Safe Boating Two recent deaths in cold waters have prompted safe boating warnings from officials. As temperatures increase this week, officials are concerned about increased recreational use on Lake Champlain, and are cautioning the public to take precautions. When a…

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Salinity Increasing in Vermont’s Lakes: Prevention is Key to Protection

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 - 0 Comments

Salinity Increasing in Vermont’s Lakes   Prevention is Key to Protection A new study on increasing salinity levels in freshwater lakes around North America has been in the news recently. The study used data from 371 lakes, including Lake Champlain and several others Vermont…

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Vermont Walleye Fishing Season Opens May 6

Posted on May 1st, 2017 - 0 Comments

Vermont Walleye Fishing Season Opens May 6th The Vermont walleye fishing season opens on Saturday, May 6, marking the return of some of the best walleye fishing in New England. The Vermont state record walleye was caught in Lake Champlain by Richard Levesque in 2010 and…

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Fish Stocking Underway Across Vermont

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2017 - 0 Comments

Fish Stocking Underway Across Vermont Vermont Fish & Wildlife to stock 1.2 million fish in 2017 Vermont Fish & Wildlife has begun fish stocking across the state. This effort will ultimately result in over 1 million fish being distributed into Vermont waters in 2017. “While we did…

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Fishing Clinic: Introduction to Trout Fishing with Spinning Equipment

Posted on Apr 17th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Introduction to Trout Fishing with Spinning Equipment Fishing Clinic   Date and Time: Saturday, May 6; 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Location: Waterbury Public Library,         Waterbury, Vermont Description: Introduction to Trout Fishing with Spinning Equipment Learn something new at…

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Vermont Spring Bass Fishing Featured on World Fishing Network

Posted on Apr 13th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Vermont Spring Bass Fishing Featured on World Fishing Network "Outdoor Passion" Show Highlights Vermont Fishing, Public Access & Fish Culture Efforts   Well-known among local and regional anglers for years, Vermont's spring catch and release bass fishing opportunities will soon…

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Fishing Clinic – Introduction to Bass Fishing

Posted on Apr 12th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Introduction to Bass Fishing Clinic Date and Time: Saturday, April 29;  9:00 AM-1:00 PM Location: Halfmoon State Park, Hubbardton, Vermont Description: Introduction to Bass Fishing Clinic Learn something new at this free fishing clinic. It's  open to people of all ages and levels…

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8th Annual Vermont Restaurant Week

Posted on Apr 11th, 2017 - 0 Comments

8th Annual Vermont Restaurant Week April 21-30, 2017 For 10 days 117 restaurants from all around the Green Mountain State will offer special fixed-price dinners. There are three set price points — $20, $30 or $40 per person. Some locations will offer lunch and breakfast specials  well. The…

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Vermont Fishing Regulation Change Hearings Scheduled

Posted on Apr 4th, 2017 - 0 Comments

VT F&W Board Seeks Public Input on Proposed Fishing Regulation Changes Series of public hearings scheduled for Newport, Rutland, Montpelier and St. Albans The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board is  of seeking public input on proposed fishing regulation changes that could go into effect…

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New York DEC Proposes Additional Free Fishing Days

Posted on Mar 30th, 2017 - 0 Comments

New York DEC Proposes Additional Free Fishing Days The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing four additional free fishing days to complement the state's existing free sport fishing days. DEC is seeking public comments on the proposed changes. Since 1991, free…

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Vermont F&W Seeks Let’s Go Fishing Program Instructors

Posted on Mar 28th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Vermont F&W Seeks Let’s Go Fishing Program Instructors Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is seeking volunteers who would like to become ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ instructors so they can pass on Vermont’s fishing tradition to the next generation of Vermonters. The department will…

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Fishing Clinic: Introduction to Targeting Trout and Salmon with Lead-core Line

Posted on Mar 27th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Introduction to Targeting Trout and Salmon with Lead-core Line Fishing Clinic Date and Time: April 1 2017 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Location: Education Center at Kehoe Conservation Camp, 636 Point of Pines Rd. Castleton VT 05735 Description: Introduction to Targeting trout and Salmon with…

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Public Hearings for Otter, Muskrat Proposal in Vermont

Posted on Mar 25th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Public Hearings for Otter, Muskrat Proposal in Vermont Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board have set three public hearings to gather advice on proposed changes to otter and muskrat trapping regulations.  The otter, muskrat proposal began as a petition from a…

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Lake Champlain Muskie Catches Point to Restoration Progress

Posted on Mar 20th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Lake Champlain Muskie Catches Point to Restoration Progress     Recent northern Lake Champlain muskellunge ice fishing catches have given Vermont Fish & Wildlife's fisheries biologists further evidence that the muskie stocking and restoration efforts in Missisquoi Bay…

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Land Donation Expands Dead Creek WMA in Addison County, VT 

Posted on Mar 15th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Land Donation Expands Dead Creek WMA in Addison County, VT Popular Vermont bid-watching and waterfowl destination to increase by 37 acres     One of Vermont’s premiere wildlife hotspots, the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison has expanded according to the Vermont…

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New York 2017-2018 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guides available

Posted on Mar 13th, 2017 - 0 Comments

New York 2017-2018 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guides available The New York 2017-2018 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide is now available. Regulations in the guide are in effect from April 1, 2017, through March 31, 2018. Anglers should review a copy of the guide before casting a line after…

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Boat Stewards Needed for Upcoming Season

Posted on Mar 11th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Boat Stewards Needed for Upcoming Season   The Lake Champlain Basin Program is hiring up yo ten boat launch stewards to work at N.Y. and Vt. public boat launch access areas during the program’s 11th season. The stewards help to reduce the spread of aquatic invasive species by…

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